Good Sunday to you! The camping trip was a success, we even had fair weather. All the children had a wonderful time and the chaperones enjoyed themselves. It is great fun but simply exhausting, working sixty hours straight.
Yesterday the weather was just beautiful, I got some compost added to the upper tier of the garden and found two large pots for my tomato plants. I almost put them out on the deck but am glad I waited. Last night, around 8ish, it started to rain, and it hasn’t stopped. This is like the rain we have in winter, and it seems it will continue for days.
Taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this novel is a wild ride, poverty is rife, criminals are “animaled” with creatures that are shadowy mirrors of the daemons in Phillip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy and Beukes makes wonderful use of the abandoned buildings in Joburg’s Hillbrow district. I first learned about Ponte City from photographs taken by Mikhael Subotzky and published in Granta.
On Friday I visited the library and brought home several books I have been wanting to read. Today I plan to get some laundry done, make a large pot of tea and start reading Great House. What are your plans for the day. Have you read any wonderful books of late? Should I add them to my TBR list?